1. kate73's Avatar
    Still getting used to my new hand-me-down iphone. Is there an easy way to hide the apps I don't want people to know I have?

    What about hiding certain files - like pdfs or music? Do I need an actual app designed for hiding each file type?

    K73
    06-29-2010 06:40 AM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    You could use folders to hide your apps or a iPhone apps to hide your Photos, There might be a Jailbreak app but I don't keep up to date with all the jailbreak stuff.

    Hope I helped.
    06-29-2010 07:25 AM
  3. deeddawg's Avatar
    okay, so I'm randomly curious here... why do you need to hide apps, pdfs, or music?
    06-29-2010 12:15 PM
  4. Cleveland's Avatar
    I'm in agreement here, why would you want to hide your apps ? lol
    06-29-2010 02:28 PM
  5. kate73's Avatar
    Well,

    This probably seems a little competitive (or rude), but I'm a student and I don't want people who ask to look at my phone to see the apps/files which are my 'secret weapons' for studying. Hey, I need every edge I can get over the ultra-competitive folks in my class! LOL

    My thing about "Folders" is that you can still see the icons for them on the home screen? Is that right? How to hide or password protect the folders, so people can't snoop through them?

    -K73
    07-01-2010 08:28 PM
  6. msbaylor's Avatar
    If you jailbreak you can hide icons, however then you can't access them. I also believe there is a jailbreak app that can put apps into categories, then password protect the category.

    However, I recommend that you just set a password lock on your iPhone. Just tell people you're protective of it.
    07-01-2010 09:06 PM
  7. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    if u JB, download SBSettings to hide the apps and YES u can access them using spotlite or use Lockdown to lock any app with a passcode (this works for my camera and photo library )... hope this helps
    Last edited by Hack-My-I; 07-02-2010 at 04:53 PM.
    07-01-2010 10:43 PM
  8. OMGbrandon's Avatar
    I want SBsettings for my iPhone 4... I miss getting rid of useless icons...
    07-02-2010 04:33 PM
  9. kate73's Avatar
    Oh wow,

    So I can lock apps without having to hide them. Cool! That may be easier. Thanks for the recommendations. I'll look into these!

    -K73
    07-03-2010 06:24 AM
  10. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    Oh wow,

    So I can lock apps without having to hide them. Cool! That may be easier. Thanks for the recommendations. I'll look into these!

    -K73
    yepp... your welcome/ check out my FB link in my sig, their, i have a whole list of JB apps i DLed
    07-06-2010 01:51 PM
  11. Gottalikelife's Avatar
    Not sure about the user that posted this link...but for me...I like hot girls...and there are a number of apps that are geared towards that...not to mention friendfinder which has an app. My kids like to play games on the phone...and I would rather they not see apps that are questionable to their age group.

    I can't believe they haven't come up with an app for that yet. Amazing. Maybe someone should...and they can make a bundle. Anyone? Anyone?
    01-07-2011 04:00 PM
  12. david_seeds's Avatar
    make folders is the only solution available for iPhone not jailbroken
    01-11-2011 08:22 AM
  13. Lakoo's Avatar
    u need to be jailbroken...
    01-11-2011 10:59 PM
  14. Jebadoa's Avatar
    Jailbreak!! Then you can use lockdown to password protect certain apps or you can put the app in the SBSettings dock which hides them but makes them easily accessible. There is also an app for renaming your apps.

    Don't want to jailbreak? Check TiPb tips for how to change the icon for an app. Then it can be hidden in plain sight. Your study app might have an icon picture that looks like it's a checkers app.
    01-11-2011 11:08 PM
  15. caspianx67's Avatar
    I suppose one alternative might be to load up more apps than there are spaces for apps on the 11 screens. Additional apps are still on the phone but don't show up because you can't get to those screens. You'd have to use the search tool to look for the app by name. You also have to finagle a bit to get certain apps to show up on the screens and others to disappear. Dunno how to "hide" documents though..
    01-20-2011 03:19 PM
  16. Ashish's Avatar
    just make a folder with a bunch of apps and have the private one in there
    01-20-2011 03:24 PM
  17. stoneland's Avatar
    I have my unwanted apps (like Stocks, Weather) in a folder named "Junk" and it's on the last page.
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    01-21-2011 08:31 PM
  18. 10narrow's Avatar
    You can hide apps by going to setting and go to restrictions and select delete apps and installing apps. Then u can delete the app, then go to setting put a restriction on installing app so they can't observe what that app is. Then when u want to look at it go to settings and press install apps and wahla
    02-19-2013 10:04 AM
  19. Sarah Gordon's Avatar
    well... I need to hide so apps because if my parents catch me with some of them I will get into major trouble.. I already am
    03-17-2013 08:34 PM
  20. chaitanya91845's Avatar
    yepp... your welcome/ check out my FB link in my sig, their, i have a whole list of JB apps i DLed
    I hope sbsettings is available for ipad. anyway, the link that you suggested for jailbroken apps that gets the job done is broken, I suppose!!
    03-18-2013 04:30 AM
  21. rui arroja's Avatar
    i need to know how to hide my social apps, thanks
    12-21-2014 10:42 AM
  22. Headgame's Avatar
    Jailbreak and use HideMe8.
    12-21-2014 10:45 AM
  23. HankAZ's Avatar
    okay, so I'm randomly curious here... why do you need to hide apps, pdfs, or music?
    I'm in agreement here, why would you want to hide your apps ? lol
    Does it really matter in terms of answering her question? It’s her device. She can use it as she sees fit. Who cares "why"? She just wants to know "how". SMH
    12-21-2014 11:19 AM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Oh wow,

    So I can lock apps without having to hide them. Cool! That may be easier. Thanks for the recommendations. I'll look into these!

    -K73
    One thing you can do is use "Guided Access" in Accessibility. If a friend wants to see your Facebook for example, go to guided access in Accessibility and Toggle on. Then go to Facebook and tripple click the home button. Then choose "Guided Access". You will have a 4 digit code to use to stop Guided Access. So while in Facebook, your friend will not be able to do anything but Facebook. You will be the only one with the code. Try it out some and see if that would work for you.
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202612


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-21-2014 01:58 PM
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